A Comparison of Shinto and the Burmese 37 Nats

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A Comparison of Shinto and the Burmese 37 Nats
Introduction
There is a common understanding that there are both similarities and differences in the Japanese Shinto religion as well as the Burmese worship of the 37 nats, nat being the Burmese word for “spirit” (Brac de la Perriere 203). What is less understood, and agreed upon, is that both belief systems had emerged as religious identities distinct from their practices prior to the arrival of Buddhism, and in conjunction with the practice of Buddhism. This paper will examine the spiritual practice of Shinto as well as the Burmese nats from a comparative standpoint, and argue that while there are differences in each spiritual practice regarding their historical background, spirits, deities...
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